Ontario survivor of human trafficking speaks out
“I thought I was going to die in Winnipeg,” Morrison told CTV Windsor. “It seemed like impossible to escape.”
“I said ‘just drive me to the police station’ and he did,” said Morrison. “I’m really lucky for that.”
Now Morrison is coming forward to share her story in a bid to work through her post-traumatic stress and to help others. She has been working with WeFight, an organization that provides direct services to victims of trafficking, domestically and internationally.
“This is happening in communities all throughout…the province of Ontario and really the country,” said social worker and WeFight employee Shelley Gilbert.
WeFight staff told CTV Windsor that in 2018 they had 70 to 80 open cases alone.
“Who better than someone with lived experience like Victoria to explain to people what’s happening and how it can happen to just about anybody?” said Gilbert. Morrison said “its mind blowing " that she "went through something that horrible,” and that she wants to “make the best out of her life” moving forward.
Pavao was sentenced to eight years in prison last week, after pleading guilty to one count each of human trafficking, forcible confinement and obstruction of justice.
Published on: June 11th, 2019
- Posted By: Christy Somos and Chris Campbell - CTV News Windsor
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